If you’re cheap and you like tools, you’ve likely spent some time browsing yard sales and flea markets looking for a great find. And if you’re computer-savvy, you can also find deals in the tool section of Craigslist, the flea market of the Internet Age. I bought the toolbox pictured above and a table saw for $25 on Craigslist. As with any private purchase, “caveat emptor” is the golden rule — but with some common sense, this free resource can lead you to unexpected tool treasures.
If you’re familiar with RSS feeds, you can make any Craigslist search into a feed. A search for “drill press” in your area will also produce an RSS link on the bottom right of the page — just plug that into your favorite feed reader, and it’ll keep you informed if anything you’re looking for pops up.
So what do you think? Is Craigslist just full of junk and scammers, or have you found some sweet deals? Tell us in the comments.
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